This year I think my word is TRUST.
It's not a word I think I would have chosen on my own. I have a faith gift. And trusting is not something I generally struggle with. I trust God. I believe that if he says He'll do something, He'll do it.
But I think maybe God is asking me this year to ask Him for bigger things; to actually write down and pray for things so big that ONLY He could possibly give them; to put aside the fear of "it could never happen/I don't deserve it/it's impossible" and ask. And trust. Trust that He's got it. Trust that He can do it. Trust for bigger and bigger things.
The first verse he impressed on me this year. On January 1st, actually, was this one:
He knows how to give good (and big) gifts. He wants to bless.
So I've started my list. My list of big things. Things so big that when He shows up, there will be no doubt that it was Him.
And I'm going to trust.